I saw the most incredible thing yesterday.
My fiancé and I were visiting his father’s grave and when you arrive at mausoleum, you have to pass through a beautiful chapel.
And look at this incredible sun beam that was shining through the skylight, directly in front of Jesus on the Cross, and right at our feet.
It was a cloudy day outside, and the sky was doing that beautiful “Heaven sunbeams” thing, where defined rays of light pierce through the clouds. And one pierced right here.
We were all in awe at the beauty and magnificence of this divine sunbeam, and my fiancé captured it on camera.
There was something about yesterday that made God feel really close.
At Mass in the morning – we went to a new church with the most beautiful, moving music. And then to see that beautiful sun ray right on the Cross, it felt as though God was reaching through the clouds to personally touch us.
And all day, it was as though everything was lining up just right. There was extra joy, things felt light, and it was stemmed from this tangible observance of God’s presence at the beginning of the day.
And it made me wonder: why does it take a miraculously placed sun beam, or a moving song at church to “feel God” so profoundly?
And here’s what I can break it down to:
Yesterday morning, we were “smacked” upside the head, so to speak, and jolted by His presence. And so then, for the rest of the day, we were – not just aware, — but actively looking for Him.
For the rest of the day, we were trying to find Him in the everyday monotony. In the little things. In our decisions. We were seeking Him. And therefore, my mind was focused on Him all day, thus He felt so close.
Which begs the question: why don’t I do that everyday?
Why did it take that sunbeam to jolt me into attention.
I think sometimes the Father gently reminds us that He is near, every moment of every day. It’s up to us to recognize that He’s there.
Because He’s always close. The only difference with yesterday, was that I realized it.
I’m grateful for that sunbeam. Because it was a perfectly-timed reminder to seek God everyday, and how beautiful life can be when you live in His peace.
Lord, help me to actively seek You this week, and keep You centered in my mind throughout the day.
How do you keep God in your thoughts throughout the day? Do you have a morning routine that includes prayer or worship? Let me know! I’m hungry for ideas!
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